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Lieferung und Service sind gut gewesen. Die CD habe ich zwar erst einmal angehört. Ich kann trotzdem sagen, dass sie mir NICHT gefällt! Die Songs sind ein ziemlicher Katzenjammer und KEIN Vergleich zu "OK Computer"! Kein empfehlenswerter Kauf
I love Radiohead and I love this album I have it on CD. So it's for you is in no way about the music. This album for whatever reason plays real slow. I'm not sure what the deal is but I need to play it on 45 speed just for it to slow down and sound normal. I'll have to try it on another turntable and see what happens but it may be that I return this vinyl.
I bought this CD and listened to it several times but just couldn't get into it. It's just a bunch of noise! It sounds like Radiohead set out with the express intention of making the worst record they could. I think they just may have succeeded. I guess it does push the boundaries of listenable music, and I give Radiohead credit for that. But this CD is not something I got much pleasure out of listening to. In fact, it gave me a headache. Being experimental is great and all, but I feel like Radiohead is being experiemental just for the sake of being experimental. This was refreshing with their Kid A album, but grows old and dull so very quickly.
I must preface this by saying that I am a huge Radiohead fan. I'm also a fan of all types of music and always open to hearing new sounds. The one thing I require is a semblance of a melody. You are not going to convince me that noise (although well put together) is a substitue for tunefulness. Some of the songs on this album are interesting as a peek at some very intelligent musical experimentation, but should not, under any circumstance, be confused with anything remotely enjoyable. The "emperor's new clothes" tag that some Radiohead fans get is dead on. Not only in the case of this album, but also in that other lovely invisible coat of the emperor's, Kid A. The flipside to all that reverence is the (undeserved) disdain towards Pablo Honey.
My two cents on Radiohead's records:
"The Bends" is a masterpiece. Beautifuly crafted music, soulful lyrics, all masterfuly executed. Every single song works. If you don't own this already, please do yourself a favor and go out and get it.
"OK computer" is a great, innovative album. The first five songs are truly without reproach. "Fitter Happier" is an annoyance and I'm not really thrilled with the back end of the album ("Lucky" is a good song), but at least, all the songs are interesting and at the very least melodic. The two records that followed were not.
Kid A has two good songs. "The National Anthem" and "Idiotheque".
Amnesiac has two great songs in "I Might be Wrong" and "Knives Out" and a very good one in "Pyramid Song".
The rest of these two albums is the result of brilliant minds searching for the next musical evolutionary step. Unfortunately they come up with dense, sometimes interesting, but never quite enjoyable noise instead.
"Hail to the Thief" has "2+2+5", and "A Wolf at the Door", which are excellent songs and book end a mediocre record.
"In Rainbows" is a much more accesible effort form the band and a hell of a lot more enjoyable than "Kid A" and "Amnesiac". "15 Step" and "Bodynatchers" are very good songs, and "Weird Fishes", "Faust Arp", "Reckoner", "House of Cards" and "Jigsaw Falling Into Place" are all solid songs. The kind of Radiohead songs that burrow their way in.
Finally, "Pablo Honey". In my opinion an excellent album. Dismissed by Radiohead snobs because of its accessibility and straightfowardness. It contains their most popular song and nary an experimental noise track, which puts off the pretentious bunch that like listening to music that is above the masses. Truth is that "Blow Out", "Lurgee", "Anyone Can Play Guitar", "Ripcord" and "How Do You Do?" are great rock songs. The fact of the matter is that most people want something they can jam to and not some repetitive bullcrap chanting to a techno loop (unless they are really, really stoned).
Call it what it is. Amnesiac is a self indulgent experimental record by a band bored with conventional rock and roll. I however, am not bored with rock and roll. I am bored by Amnesiac.